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ι Cancri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 08h46m41.8s
Declination +28°45′36″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.02, +6.57
Distance 298 ± 37 ly
(91 ± 11 pc)
Spectral type G8II+A3V
Other designations
48 Cancri, HR 3475+HR 3474, HD 74739+HD 74738, BD+29°1824+BD+29°1823, HIP 43103+HIP 43100, SAO 80416+SAO 80415, GC 12083+GC 12080, ADS 6988, CCDM 08467+2846

Iota Cancri (ι Cnc / ι Cancri) is a binary star in the constellation Cancer. It is approximately 298 light years from Earth.

The primary component, ι Cancri A, is a yellow G-type bright giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.02. The companion star, ι Cancri B, is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +6.58. The two stars are separated by 30.5 arcseconds on the sky, and are resolvable through a small telescope.


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